Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson


Join us in celebrating 25 years of building partnerships for prevention!

The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching educational and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward prevention of substance abuse and violence. We want to reach the continuum of individuals - youth and adults - from highly experienced to new in the field and continue to build on our foundation of success in Washington State.

Highlights include Professional Networking Soirée, Native American Storytelling, Youth Service Projects, Evening Adult and Youth activities, and the Prevention Jam!

Speakers include presentations on Big Alcohol and Underage Drinking; Effective Communication with Diverse Families; Environmental Strategies – Policy and Advocacy and Social Norms Marketing; Technology in Prevention; Power of Relationships on the Human Brain; Leadership for the Multicultural Age and many more.



Summit Info:



Date:   October 30-31, 2009
Location:   Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA


Important Dates:

  • Scholarship Applications Due:  September 21
  • Early Bird Registration Due:  October 1
  • Final Registration Due:  October 23
  • Check-in for Overnight Guests:  October 29


Contact Information:

Registration Questions:
Email: contactus@preventionsummit.org
Phone: 801.581.8967 or Toll free: 877.922.6635

Program Specific Questions:
Sarah Mariani, DSHS, DBHR Regional Prevention Manager
Prevention Summit Planning Committee Chair
Email: mariase@dshs.wa.gov 
Phone: 206.272.2190

Ivon Urquilla, DSHS, DBHR Regional Prevention Manager
Prevention Summit Planning Committee Youth Track Coordinator
Email: urquiil@dshs.wa.gov
Phone: 360.725.9986